Brownies without eggs taste fantastic, won't spike your blood sugar, and the recipe takes 5 minutes to prepare! They're perfect for those with egg allergies or egg intolerance.
In the world of keto desserts, brownies are one of the most popular. But can you make a gluten free sugar free brownie recipe without eggs?
YES, you can! I'll show you how to make brownies without eggs, and you will be able to enjoy them guilt-free!
How to make brownies without eggs
Where making the batter is concerned, egg free brownies are not much different than other recipes for keto brownies. The steps are pretty simple, too.
- Combine dry ingredients. To get started on the recipe, just whisk together coconut flour, cacao powder, baking soda, and sea salt in a mixing bowl. (photos 1 & 2)
- Bloom the gelatin. Next, bloom some grass-fed gelatin in water. (photo 3) Then, dissolve the gelatin completely with warm water. (photo 4)
What does it mean to bloom gelatin? Blooming gelatin is the process of soaking it in liquid to soften it. For this brownie recipe, we sprinkle gelatin into water, then allow it sit for a couple of minutes. When the mixture gets hot, the gelatin will dissolve evenly.
- Sweeten and whip the gelatin. The third step is to add granular sweetener to the gelatin and water mixture. (photo 5)
Using an electric mixer on high speed, whip the sweetened gelatin until it turns white and fluffy.(photo 6)
- Combine wet and dry ingredients. Add melted coconut oil, almond butter, vanilla extract and the fluffy gelatin mixture to the dry coconut flour and cacao mixture. (photos 7 & 8)
- Blend and bake! The final step is to blend all the ingredients together to form the brownie batter. (photo 9) Then, simply spread into a pan, bake the egg free brownies, cool them, and cut into squares. (photos 10, 11 & 12)
The Best Low Carb Sugar Substitute
Obviously, the most important step in creating healthy desserts is keeping the sugar and overall net grams of carbs low. For this gluten-free sugar-free brownie recipe, I use Lakanto Monk Fruit.
Never heard of Monk Fruit? There’s a good reason you probably never heard of it when you were a young kid. For starters, it’s native to Southeast Asia, particularly China and Thailand.
In China, it’s known as “luo han guo.”
This green, mini-melon looking fruit, is so named because of the ancient monks who used it for therapeutic purposes.
If you’ve never had monk fruit before, like stevia, the taste may take some getting used to.
However, you have to be willing to make some sacrifices if you want a keto chocolate dessert that has just two grams of net carbs.
Some people complain about stevia having a bitter aftertaste. Personally, I don’t find it unappetizing, but both stevia and monk fruit are several times sweeter than granulated sugar.
Therefore, if you don’t like treats very sweet, use less monk fruit sweetener when you make the egg free brownies recipe.
Nonetheless, aren’t we lucky to live in an age where we can eat more than one brownie if we want and not worry about our blood sugar level?
What are the benefits of gelatin in brownies?
As you can see in the list of ingredients below, this no egg brownies recipe calls for a tablespoon of grass-fed gelatin.
Gelatin is a very effective thickening agent. As a result, it replaces the eggs in the recipe.
But beyond that, gelatin offers numerous health benefits. For starters, it helps support your body’s collagen.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Out of the tens of thousands of proteins that make up your body, about one third is collagen.
You can think of collagen as a glue-like support structure. Collagen peptides and bone broth are immensely popular these days.
So you’re probably already familiar with how eating foods with collagen can help your skin and joints and digestive system.
Gelatin is basically collagen protein that has been cooled and congealed.
Although the typical American diet includes plenty of meat, gelatin contains a specific amino acid profile that meat does not offer.
It’s because of its high amount of the amino acids such as glycine, glutamic acid, proline and hydroxyproline, that gelatin and collagen are considered nutritional powerhouses.
One serving of gelatin contains about 20 grams of collagen (and nearly that much in protein).
Can you freeze egg-free brownies?
Aside from their nutritional value, one of the best features of the egg-free brownies is that they freeze beautifully!
Just be sure to allow them enough time to thaw before you serve them. It's best to thaw them in the refrigerator. However, if you plan to serve them the same day you remove them from the freezer, you can safely thaw them at room temperature.
Creating a guilt-free chocolate dessert
Not only is this gluten free sugar free brownie recipe ridiculously easy to make, but it also makes the best guilt-free brownies!
The nutritional information is pretty amazing, especially when you consider that this is a chocolate dessert!
NUTRITION PER EGG FREE BROWNIE:
- 145 calories
- 13 grams of fat
- 2 grams of fiber and
- 3 grams of protein
But if you’re checking this egg free brownie recipe out, chances are good that you want to know about the carb count.
Believe it or not, these brownies have just 4 grams of total carbs and only 2 net grams!
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Easy Egg Free Brownies (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup cocao powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅓ cup room temperature water
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed gelatin
- ⅓ cup hot water
- ½ cup low carb sugar substitute
- ¾ cup almond butter
- ½ cup coconut oil melted
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or grease pan.
- Whisk together coconut flour, cocao powder, baking soda, and sea salt in mixing bowl.
- Place ⅓ cup room temperature water in small mixing bowl and sprinkle gelatin over to soften/bloom. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Add ⅓ cup hot water to the gelatin mixture and stir with fork or whisk until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add granular low carb sweetener and beat with electric mixer until mixture is white and fluffy.
- Add the fluffy gelatin mixture, almond butter, coconut oil, and vanilla extract into bowl with the dry cocao mix in it. Beat with electric mixer until blended.
- Spread into prepared baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until brownies set in the center.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 146 [carbohydrates] => 4 [protein] => 3 [fat] => 13 [saturated_fat] => 6 [cholesterol] => 0 [sodium] => 114 [potassium] => 108 [fiber] => 2 [sugar] => 0 [calcium] => 42 [iron] => 0.7 [serving_unit] => square )
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Hi, I am allergic to egg also. You mentioned earlier about using a psyllium egg. Can you tell me how to do that to replace one egg. Thank you for your help
It's just 1 tablespoon psyllium with 2 tablespoons water. However, it's not recommended to use it for more than like 1 or 2 eggs.
i have collagen hydrolosate> can I use this or do I need regular gelatin?
I'm pretty sure it won't work the same as they react differently to liquids.
Oh no, i'm about to make these delicious looking brownies and I don't have the beef gelatin. Do you know what I may be able to substitute? No food allergies or restrictions, just eating low carb.
Thank you very much for your yummy recipes!
You could try flax eggs or psyllium eggs. Regular eggs should work too.
I also dont have beef gelatin, How many regular eggs would I use to make it for it?
I'd recommend using one of the other keto brownie recipes. This one was made specifically to be egg-free. But if you'd like to try this recipe with an egg, I'd say try 1 or 2 instead of whipping the sweetener with gelatin.
Wow! Thanks for having a great gelatin recipe to replace eggs! Love it....
You're welcome BJ. I'm sensitive to egg whites so I'm trying hard to bake without them.
I use cocoa powder, and some recipes now call for cacao, but what is cocao? Is it a misspelling or does it mean you can use either?
You can use cocoa powder. I like to use the unroasted powder which known as cocao. But either work in this recipe. 🙂
I have Great Lakes hydrolyzed collagen (green can). Would this be a suitable substitute for the Vital Proteins or would I need the orange can?
I'm pretty sure the green can is the one that's dissolves in any liquid. You want the red can which is what is comparable to the one I used in the recipe.
These look delicious! Do you have any suggestions for something I could use in place of almond butter? I'm sadly allergic. Thank you so much for all you share!
If you're okay with sunflower seeds, the sunflower seed butter is an excellent replacement.
When it's summer and everyone is trying to watch what they eat....these would be the perfect way to satisfy a craving! You can never go wrong with brownies!!
That's for sure!
I love that you were able to make these brownies egg free by using gelatin. I add gelatin to EVERYTHING, my morning coffee, soups, smoothies...it's made such a difference in my health! These brownies look delicious!
Yes! I'm always finding new ways to use gelatin.
Hi has the Gelatin made a difference to your skin and nails. Casi
My son has a friend how has an egg and dairy allergy and I am always struggling to find something fun to give him when he is here and it usually ends up being chips. I can't wait to surprise him with these! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I think he'll really love them. My daughter ate them up.
I'll be honest, healthy brownies have never appealed to me. BUT, I am very interested lately (I still havent lost my winter weight LOL) in recipes with low carbs, and this sounds yummy. I think I could get used to the flavor 🙂
You'd surely love these Danielle!
These look so good and I love how easy they are!! Will be making these for sure!
Hope you give them a try!